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Korn Ferry Finds New Board Member for Mutual of America

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Vetted Solutions Seeks New Leader for the Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Leesburg, VA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Vetted Solutions president and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Nancy Green are spearheading the assignment. The new executive director, the recruiter said, is expected to work with

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Spelman Johnson Lands Chief of Police for University of Chicago

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Odgers Berndtson Expands Real Estate & Infrastructure Search Practice

Commercial real estate in North America is at a crossroads: While investment in the sector continues to increase, developers, asset managers and investors are facing new challenges when recruiting executives with the skills and experience needed to execute their organization’s strategic growth plans. With the rate of executive retirements in the sector accelerating, succession planning

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BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas

A new executive search firm, BLNelson Group LLC, has been launched in Dallas. The firm, founded by Blaine L. Nelson, will specialize in recruiting executives for the oil and gas and professional services sectors. “After spending 40 years in professional services, I have a great network of relationships,” Mr. Nelson told D Magazine, a Dallas city


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Collegiate Sports Associates Leads AD Search for University of Texas at San Antonio

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Finds Chief Nurse for Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer (CNO) has traditionally been

Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting

Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting

London-based executive recruitment firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired nbi Consulting, a specialist global executive search and talent management firm in the business and professional services sector. “Our businesses share a common capability and passion to solve clients’ talent needs in the areas of executive search, interim consulting and talent advisory,” said Tim Sheffield, executive chairman


Carmichael Fisher Bolsters Industrial Search Team With Nine Hires

London-based executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has added nine new hires to its industry and manufacturing practice in the last three months. Jan Bieberbach, David Rodriguez, Gwenael Inarejos, Benoit Prevedi, Samuel Day, Jessica Bengtsson, Delicia Sequeira, and Katharine Horsburgh will be based in London. Annie Noorani joins the firm’s Los Angeles office. “I am delighted


Close the Book on Searches and Hire the Best Candidates Quickly

Here’s a storyline that – unfortunately – plays out far too frequently: After interviewing all three final candidates for a senior level position, the members of the hiring team can’t come to a conclusion on which is best for the job. The hiring managers meet at the appointed hour, share their “gut feelings,” study organizational

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African Wildlife Foundation Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Search consultants Mark Tarnacki and Addie Jones are heading the assignment. The CEO role, according to Phillips Oppenheim, is expected to provide strategic direction, management and thought leadership for AWF and pursue a compelling


Prodigy Sports Acquires Ascension Sports Partners

Freehold, NJ-based Prodigy Sports, a nationwide leader in top-level sports recruiting, has acquired Ascension Sports Partners, a boutique search firm led by veteran recruiter Dan Rossetti. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Mr Rossetti, who has led Ascension for nearly 10 years, will assume the role of president of Prodigy Sports. “As Prodigy Sports

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Spencer Stuart Lands CEO for BioAmber

Recruiting firm Spencer Stuart has placed Richard P. Eno as the CEO of BioAmber Inc. in Montreal. He succeeds Jean-Francois Huc who resigned earlier this year for personal reasons. Mr. Huc remained with the company as a member of the board of directors and also assumed an advisory role with the management team to help ensure a smooth


PRAXI Alliance Adds Member Firm In Australia

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Six Degrees Executive as its latest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Six Degrees Executive, which has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, provides in-depth specialist recruitment, talent consulting and C-suite appointments


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Automation is already heavily impacting many jobs, especially those in manufacturing and agriculture. Of five million manufacturing jobs lost since 2000, machines have replaced 4.4 million of them, according to researchers at Ball State University. Experts expect these same forces to hit white-collar jobs. After all, technology is cheaper than human labor, increases productivity, and

DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan

DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: DHR International has acquired boutique executive search firm COOPER+LOGAN. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the addition of two new managing partners, Susan Cooper and Tricia Logan, the acquisition strengthens DHR’s retail/fashion industry and functional expertise. COOPER+LOGAN, which was founded in 2008, specializes in

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Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President As CEO at H&R Block

Global consumer tax services provider H&R Block has named Jeffrey J. Jones, the former president of Uber, as president and CEO. The firm enlisted executive recruiting firm Crist|Kolder to help fill the top post. Mr. Jones succeeds Tom Gerke, who had been serving in the role on an interim basis. “Our task was to introduce to the board of

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Arts Consulting Group Seeking New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) was recently tapped by Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) to recruit its new president and CEO. ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the search. CA&E is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary

Former Johns Hopkins University Vice Provost Philip Tang Joins Witt/Kieffer

Former Johns Hopkins University Vice Provost Joins Witt/Kieffer

Philip Tang has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as a consultant in its education practice. He brings to the job nearly 15 years of university administration experience at one of the nation’s leading universities. Mr. Tang previously served as vice provost for academic services at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he led online and digital


Boutique Search Firms Step In Where Big Recruiters Falter

The biggest selling points for large search firms – the depth of their recruitment manpower and the diversity of their services – are the very elements that are causing many clients to turn to boutique recruiters. Craig Lapham, chief executive officer of the Lapham Group, a New York-based executive recruitment firm that specializes in insurance and

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Conroy Ross Partners Leading CEO Search for Canadian Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers


McDermott & Bull Expands Interim Division

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded with the additions of James Hickey as senior managing director and Tamra Solis as vice president of talent acquisition to its interim leaders division. Mr. Hickey previously served as national managing partner, private equity services, at Tatum, concentrating on helping private equity firms improve operational performance and respective

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AE Industry Partners Completes Acquisition of CDI Corp.

Recruitment firm CDI Corp. has been acquired by AE Industrial Partners, a private equity investor specializing in aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies. The transaction was effected through a previously announced cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of CDI followed by a merger. As a result of the transaction, which

Search Solution Group Opens Office In Baltimore

Search firm Search Solution Group has opened its third office offering recruiting services for the life sciences and analytical instruments industries. The new office, based in Baltimore, will be overseen by managing partner, Emil Gerardi, who has more than 12 years of experience recruiting in the life sciences and analytical industries. He previously served as

Direct Recruiters, Inc. Adds Supply Chain Practice Director

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Thomas M. Clark as director of its military transition, military leadership excellence, and supply chain/logistics practice. Mr. Clark is a former U.S Army Captain and Airborne Ranger who led troops in combat in the global war on terrorism and served as a subject matter expert on

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search for the American Bankers Association

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the American Bankers Association (ABA) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Frank Keating, its current CEO, is stepping down at the end of the year. ABA chairman John Ikard wrote in a memo to member CEOs: "At the committee's direction,

Academic Search Leading President Search For Edison Community College

Washington, D.C.-headquartered Academic Search is currently leading the search for a new president for Edison Community College. The selected candidate will replace interim president Dr. Karen Rafinski, who has led the college following Dr. Cristobal Valdez’s announced departure in the previous academic year. Edison Community College was chartered in 1973 under provisions of the Ohio

Heidrick Names Co-Leader to Global CHRO Practice

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Daniel Kaplan as a co-managing partner of the firm’s chief human resources officer (CHRO) practice. Mr. Kaplan joins from CTPartners, where he was managing partner in charge of the firm’s global HR practice. While at CTPartners, Mr. Kaplan managed a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest client relationships.

Harvey Nash Expands In The U.K.

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has grown its U.K. office with the additions of Philip Davies to lead the U.K.'s leadership consulting team and Richard Simmonds as director within the industry practice. Mr. Davies will work closely with the Harvey Nash Alumni Leadership practice across the Nordics. He has over 20 years consulting experience

IRC Global Executive Search Partners Adds Synergy Consultants India As Newest Member Firm

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Synergy Consultants India to its global network of recruiting and leadership advisory firms. Established in 1989, Synergy Consultants is among the pioneers of executive search in India. “India is one of the key emerging markets. We are really pleased that we identified such a strong and experienced

Spencer Stuart Fills Executive Director Position for ISBM

Spencer Stuart has placed Suzanne Lavin as the new executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM). Ms. Lavin most recently served as the vice president of corporate marketing at UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories). The ISBM, headquartered at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has worked over the past 32

Harris Rand Lusk Heading Ceo Search For Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. The Authority operates accessible fixed route bus, commuter bus, ADA/disability, vanpool and airport service in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, and serves the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw

The People At Work Philippines Names COO

The People At Work Philippines has promoted Cesar Ginete to chief operating officer. Mr. Ginete previously served as vice president, a position he has held since 2014. He was in the same role for more than five years with StratSearchAsia prior to it becoming part of The People At Work in 2014. In his new

Eames Consulting Group Adds Associate To Change Management And Technology Practice Group

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has named Tristan Amin as associate director of the firm's change management and technology practice group. Mr. Amin joins Eames with a recruitment career built over 14 years in both the U.K. and Singapore where he most recently served as director at Henderson Scott and FiveTenGroup. In his new role,

Isaacson, Miller Heading Search for Marquette University

Isaacson, Miller is currently leading in the search for a new provost for Marquette University. Julie Filizetti is leading the search with Lindsay Gold and Jennifer Tsang. Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee. Founded in 1982, Isaacson, Miller focuses on executive search assignments for a wide variety of

Renaissance Fills CTO Post For Securedata

Executive search firm Renaissance has placed Tim Cox as the new chief technology officer of SecureData. The search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Vania Pickles. Mr. Cox joins SecureData from ControlCircle, where he held the title of CTO function and was responsible product development, architecture and customer solution design. SecureData is a managed security

Assigned Executives Forms Association With EIM

Assigned Executives Ltd (AEL) has joined forces with EIM in the U.K. As two of the leading providers of ‘on-demand’ senior management capability, they will operate as one under the EIM brand to provide interim management, independent consulting and executive search services to their clients in the U.K. and overseas. “The addition to our U.K.

CTPartners Adopts Shareholder Rights Agreement

CTPartners has adopted a stockholder rights agreement to help safeguard against the risk of coercive and unfair acquisition techniques, to encourage potential bidders to negotiate with the company’s board of directors, and to provide the special committee of independent directors sufficient time to fully explore potential strategic alternatives, including the recent unsolicited, non-binding proposal from

Egon Zehnder Adds Consultant In Toronto

Egon Zehnder has added Jennifer Dewar Thomas as a consultant in its Toronto office. She will be a part of the firm’s leadership strategy services and HR practices teams. Ms. Thomas serves clients across the industrial, financial services, and professional services sectors. She was previously head of talent management at Oliver Wyman, where she led

Korn Ferry Places President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Korn Ferry has placed Patrick T. Harker as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Mr. Harker, who takes over his new role in July, is currently president of the University of Delaware. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and

Spelman & Johnson Group Heading Search For Oakland University

Executive search firm Spelman & Johnson Group has been retained by Oakland University to lead its search for a new vice president of student affairs. The VP of student affairs manages a $40 million budget to oversee student activities, the tutoring center, the health center, the counseling center, career services and housing. Oakland University is

Help Wanted: Talent Acquisition Executives

American sports clothing company Under Armour last week launched its biggest-ever global brand campaign. Yesterday, as part of its remake, the $2 billion-plus originator of performance apparel and gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light put out a search that the company says is one of its most important in years: head of

Diversified Search Adds Associate to Washington, D.C. Office

Diversified Search has named Jason Darius Léon as a vice president and senior associate in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Léon was previously a senior director of corporate relations, programs & communications, at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), where he was responsible for overseeing the management, operations, logistics and marketing of all organizational

Mulsanne Partnership Joins Amrop

The executive search arm of London-based The Mulsanne Partnership has joined the Amrop Partnership SCRL. The Mulsanne Partnership is a specialist executive search firm with a core focus on the international financial services and technology markets. Within financial services, it specializes in all asset classes and products, covering sell-side and buyside institutions. Its technology expertise

Faithsearch Partners Strengthens Ministry Division

FaithSearch Partners has added Kim Moeller as vice president where she joins Jeff Jernigan and Nancy Jernigan in the firm’s ministry division. Ms. Moeller, a long time ministry leader and strategic consultant, will work directly with the firm’s church, ministry and parachurch clients in the executive search process. She has devoted her career to consulting

Mercer Group Finds Executive Director For The Connecticut Conference Of Municipalities

Executive search firm The Mercer Group has placed Joseph A. DeLong as executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Mr. DeLong has been the executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority for the past three years. The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is Connecticut's statewide association of towns and cities.

Ballinger|Leafblad Retained By Blandin Foundation

Executive recruiters Ballinger|Leafblad has been selected by Blandin Foundation to lead its search for at least two Itasca-area engaged community leaders to join the Foundation’s board of trustees. Blandin Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen rural Minnesota communities, connects them to resources and commits to partnerships that create vibrant, rural communities. Ballinger|Leafblad specializes in providing

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Partner in Munich

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Tim Lüdke as a partner in its Munich office and a member of the firm's technology practice. Through his two decades of IT experience, Mr. Lüdke has worked closely with top executives across the global business landscape and began his search career under the guidance of Heiner Thorborg.

Odgers Berndtson Adds Technology Practice Specialist in Boston

Odgers Berndtson has added Jay Hussey in its Boston office as a partner overseeing the firm's technology practice in the U.S. Mr. Hussey will lead the team responsible for managing domestic and global searches for C-suite executives in the technology sector, with a personal emphasis on managing search engagements relating to it services, systems, and

Praxi Alliance Expands In Denmark

PRAXI ALLIANCE has announced the addition of Denmark-based People in Focus as its newest member firm. Jørgen Trojel, founder and managing partner of the firm, has almost 30 years of experience in the corporate world with the latter half focused on executive search. “The addition of Denmark to our Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish member firms

Benchmark Executive Search Completes Assignment For Infinera

Benchmark Executive Search has placed Wray Varley as vice president of government sales at Infinera. Most recently, Mr. Varley was area vice president of sales at CenturyLink. "Wray Varley is a strong sales and business development leader who has a distinguished record of nearly 20 years of building strong teams that consistently exceed sales and

Ken Clark Partners Fills Position For Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ken Clark Partners LLC has placed Daniel Carbery as general manager at Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Neill Shanahan, Midwest USA partner at Ken Clark, led the search. Mr. Carbery was formerly with Axcentria Pharmaceuticals. Ferring is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments that make a real difference in people’s lives all over the

Boyden Expands to Quebec

Executive search firm Boyden will open a new office in Montreal this week, expanding its presence in one of the fastest growing search markets in North America. Roger T. Duguay, a former managing partner of Odgers Berndtson in Montreal, will lead Boyden’s new team there. In the past year, more than 100 search professionals have

DHR Increases Ownership Stake in Rival CTPartners

Chicago-based DHR International has increased its ownership position in CTPartners according to an amended Schedule 13D filing made on February 26 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. DHR now owns 553,441 shares of CTPartners’ common stock, representing a 6.3 percent stake in the nation’s seventh largest senior-level recruiting company. DHR has been steadily building a

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